How To Instantly Wake Up From A Lucid Dream If You Want To


🌙 Written by Kai Riverstone, international lucid dreaming expert and teacher. Learn how to lucid dream in 7 days or less.

Sometimes, it can feel like you’re ‘stuck in a lucid dream’ and you can’t wake up. This guide is going to explain how to instantly wake up from a dream if you want to. (I’m not sure why you’d want to!)

This can work for lucid and non lucid dreams, but it’s mainly for lucid. It’s a lot easier to wake up than you might be thinking, and there’s nothing to be scared about. Chances are this is a good thing, because it means you’re LUCID and you’re very aware of the fact you’re dreaming if you know you want to wake up.

Wake up from a dream

There are several times where you’re partially lucid, and you’re not FULLY in control. These are known as lucid nightmares and can be very scary. For this reason, you’d want to either become more lucid, or end the dream and wake up.

Help, I’m stuck in a lucid dream!

Let’s just clear up a little myth. You can’t get ‘stuck’ in a dream. Your brain dreams every night, for varying lengths of time but you’ll always wake up eventually. Dreams rarely last longer than 10-20 minutes at a time and even when they do, you’ll always wake up very shortly after.

There’s no way you can get stuck inside a dream and unable to wake up. The experience people have is being lucid or aware that they’re dreaming and wanting to wake up, but not INSTANTLY being able to.

Even just experiencing this for a few seconds can feel like a lot longer while you’re actually in the dream, and so it can feel like you’re trapped in the dream but you’re not really. Here are some ways yo can wake up instantly from a lucid dream:

Have dream sex!

Having sex while you’re in a dream is a great way to start to wake up because your brain gets overactive and excited. This means you’ll wake up pretty quickly. And it’s a win-win because even if you don’t wake up instantly, you’re having sex!

It’s not a and thing and it’s a good way to pass the time if you feel like you need to wake up but you can’t. Lucid dream sex feels really good, and it’s easy to do! This should wake you up from a lucid or a non lucid dream fairly quickly.

Just close your eyes

Just closing your eyes and relaxing can actually wake you up from 99% of lucid dreams. It gives you nothing to focus on and so your mind starts to think’ let’s wake up now then’. And you do! This was one of the ways I’ve mentioned before for stopping nightmares and it works for stopping lucid dreams too.

Enjoy it or pass the time

If you’re not too bothered about waking up from a lucid dream you could just enjoy it and explore. After a while, you’ll forget you want to wake up and you’ll just be naturally enjoying the dream. Then you’ll wake up normally.